Ophthalmic Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Ophthalmic Technician is $15.62 per hour. A skill in Refraction is associated with high pay for this job.
Ophthalmic Technician Total Pay (?
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$25,446 - $53,239
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MEDIAN: $35,908
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Ophthalmic Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.44 - $21.74
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,446 - $53,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,197  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,027  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,133 - $47,226  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $21.74  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $31.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $4,027  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,133 - $47,226  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,125
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Job Description for Ophthalmic Technician

An ophthalmic technician is typically responsible for patient care and the flow of clinical activities on a daily basis. Their responsibilities generally include gathering patient history, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and returning phone calls to patients and pharmacies. An ophthalmic technician also must be able to accurately perform tests that include pupil exams, refractions, lensometer, topography, and amsler grids.
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Ophthalmic Technician Tasks
  • Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
  • Record, review and verify patient information.
  • Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
  • Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye care.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Los Angeles
up arrow 32%
Portland
up arrow 28%
Seattle
up arrow 27%
Baltimore
up arrow 27%
Denver
up arrow 19%
New York
up arrow 17%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Chicago
up arrow 10%
Phoenix
up arrow 7%
Louisville
0%
National Average
$34,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 5%
Grand Rapids
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Tampa
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

Refraction
up arrow 12%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%
Medical Photography
up arrow 3%
Patient Education
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 27%
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